Shanklin United Reformed Church

High Street, Shanklin, Isle of Wight. PO37 6LA
Registered Charity No. 1130459

A member of the Evangelical Alliance


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You'll find our small Christian Bookshop is located next to the church in Shanklin, High Street

Opening Hours Monday - Friday (and some Saturdays): 10:00 - 13:00

Our bookshop has a selection of Bibles and books, a wide range of greetings cards (most of which include a scripture verse), CDs and some small gifts.

We also have a range of 'previously owned' Christian books for sale.

If you find that we don't have what you want in stock, we may be able to order it for you - just ask.

You'll find a warm welcome from one of our team of volunteers


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The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK) is the oldest Anglican Mission agency, originally founded in the 17th century, and is now the largest Christian publisher in the UK. Recent publications include several different formats of an anglicised text of the New Living Translation of the Bible (NLT). This popular translation aims to provide a clear and easy to read style for today’s readers whilst carefully maintaining the content and meaning of the original texts. One of these new Bibles is a smart navy blue hardback which also includes additional content from Premier Christian Communications Ltd - probably best known for Premier Radio broadcasting. Included first is a brief introduction to, and overview of, the entire Bible by Vaughan Roberts. Secondly there is a section by Justin Brierley - a presenter of a Premier Christian Radio show - on why he believes the Bible is the inspired word of God. Amy Orr-Ewing follows on by writing about the trustworthiness of the Bible. This is followed by advice on ‘How to read the Bible’ by Peter Kerridge of Premier Christian Communications Ltd. Next is a One Year Reading Plan suggesting four readings from various parts of the Bible for each day of the year. Lastly, before the actual Bible text, there is ’ Bible Lifelines ’ quoting verses that relate to various situations and experiences alphabetically from Addictions through to Worry. Throughout these introductory articles there are references to other Premier publications and sources of support.

Holy Bible - New Living Translation Anglicised Edition with Premier reading Guides - hardback £14-99.


“For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Saviour] shall not perish, but have eternal life.” This is the well-known verse John 3:16 but perhaps not quite worded in the way that you are used to. It is taken from the Amplified Holy Bible which aims to help the reader understand more about the meaning of the words as they were used in the original setting. It does this by expanding and explaining the meaning of some words in the text and by using brackets, italics and footnotes. Another example helps illustrate this…

“Blessed [spiritually calm with life-joy in God’s favour] are the makers and maintainers of peace, for they will [express His character and] be called the sons of God.” Matthew 5:9

The first edition of the Amplified Bible was published over fifty years ago but an updated edition was published in 2015. This updated edition has more amplification in the Old Testament and an improved amplification in the New Testament. The text has also been modified so that it can be read more smoothly both with or without the amplifications. It includes an explanation of the general format used e.g. different styles of brackets, the use of italics and capital letters. This translation can be helpful when used in devotional study of the Bible. A paperback edition is available for £12.99.

Scripture quotations taken from the Amplified Bible (AMP) copyright ã 2015 by The Lockman Foundation Used by permission

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